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HICKMAN v. STATE OF TEXAS, 00-10604

11 USC 523(a)(7) excludes from discharge only those forfeitures imposed because of misconduct or wrongdoing by the debtor, so a debt arising from the failure to fulfill a contractual obligation to the State as a surety on a criminal bail bond is dischargeable.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/26/2001
  • Published 07/26/2001

Judges

  • BENAVIDES, Circuit Judge:, Before HILL , JOLLY and BENAVIDES, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Katherine Anne LaRoe, Fort Worth, TX, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Clifford Franklin McMaster, Fort Worth, TX, for Appellees.